Film Club Films are £3.50 Concessions, £5.50 Standard and members free.
Transformers: Age Of Extinction
As humanity picks up the pieces, following the conclusion of "Transformers: Dark of the Moon," Autobots and Decepticons have all but vanished from the face of the planet. However, a group of powerful, ingenious businessman and scientists attempt to learn from past Transformer incursions and push the boundaries of technology beyond what they can control - all while an ancient, powerful Transformer menace sets Earth in his cross-hairs.
Thu 31st July
When Moore Street market-trader Agnes Brown finds her livelihood under threat from a ruthless developer, she and her family embark on a campaign to save her stall, aided as only the Browns will be by a motley troop of blind trainee Ninjas, an alcoholic solicitor, and a barrister with Tourettes Syndrome.
Mon 4th August 7.30pm
Tues 5th August 7.30pm
Weds 6th August 7.30pm
Thurs 7th August 2pm & 7.30pm
A heart-warming, quintessentially British adventure for all the family, PUDSEY THE DOG: THE MOVIE follows cheeky London stray dog, Pudsey, who is quite happy being a lone ranger, looking out for number one, until he meets siblings Molly, George and Tommy. After losing their father, their mother Gail is moving the family to the sleepy village of Chuffington and Pudsey tags along, to the dismay of their landlord, Mr. Thorne, and his cat Faustus. As Pudsey starts to settle in with the family and realize what he was missing when he was alone, he stumbles across Thorne's evil plan and he determines to save them and the whole village.
Mon 4th August 4.45pm
Tues 5th August 4.45pm
Weds 6th August 4.45pm
Thurs 7th August 4.45pm
Jersey Boys is a musical biography of the Four Seasons-the rise, the tough times andpersonal clashes, and the ultimate triumph of a group of friends whose music becamesymbolic of a generation. Far from a mere tribute concert (though it does include numbers from the popular Four Seasons songbook), Jersey Boys gets to the heart of the relationships at the centre of the group-with a special focus on front man Frankie Valli, the small kid with the big falsetto.
Mon 11th August 2pm & 6.30pm
Tues 12th August 2pm & 6.30pm
It's Monty Python's historic last stand broadcast live from London's O2 Arena. It's been more than three decades since they last appeared on stage together. But now surviving Pythons John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Michael Palin - combined age: 357! - are dusting down those classic comedy routines for their final farewell.
Weds 13th August 7.30pm
THE HOUSE OF MAGIC
Thunder, an abandoned young cat seeking shelter from a storm, stumbles into the strangest house imaginable, owned by an old magician and inhabited by a dazzling array of automatons and gizmos.
Fri 22nd August 6pm
Tues 26th August 2pm & 4.45pm
Weds 27th August 2pm & 6pm
Thurs 28th August 2pm & 4.45pm
When world-famous air racer Dusty learns that his engine is damaged and he may never race again, he must shift gears and is launched into the world of aerial fire fighting. Dusty joins forces with veteran fire and rescue helicopter Blade Ranger and his team, a bunch of all-terrain vehicles known as The Smokejumpers. Together, the fearless team battles a massive wildfire, and Dusty learns what it takes to become a
Sat 30th August 11am & 2pm
Sun 31st August 1pm & 3.30pm
Mon 1st September 4.45pm & 7.30pm
Tues 2nd September 4.45pm & 7.30pm
Weds 3rd September 12.30pm
Thurs 4th September 4.45pm
Pontardawe Film Club
Non members welcome!
Thursday 4 September 2pm & 7.30pm
With guest speaker Dyl Goch
Gruff Rhys (Super Furry Animal front man) and now documentary maker, offers an engrossing idiosyncratic road movie about a long lost relative that is unlike anything you will have seen before. Blending low key concert, felt puppets and Powerpoint presentations with a potted history of early America and its various tribes, this offbeat odyssey follows Rhys as he traces the story of his ancestor, John Evans, who left Wales in 1792 to search for a mythical Welsh tribe in the American heartlands.
by financial support from Film Hub
“CALVARY”, UK w DU 2014
Dir w Cyf: John Michael McDonagh
After he is threatened during a confession a good natured priest (Brendan Gleeson) must battle the dark forces closing in around him.
“A terrific black comedy that touches greatness” The Guardian
FILM SPONSOR – Clean Ground Partners Knotweed Control - www.cleangroundpartners.com
“LE PASSE / THE PAST”, France 2013
Dir w Cyf: Asghar Farhadi
An Iranian man deserts his French wife and her two children to return to his homeland. Meanwhile his wife starts up a new relationship, a reality her husband confronts upon his wife’s request for a divorce.
“MONDO SAHARA”, with guest speaker Austin Vince
A film which charts a road trip - on motorbikes - from
London through Europe to Morocco and the Western Sahara.
A journey which mirrors the planned road trip - on motorbikes - by film club members Tom and Dominique (and their two sons) from Kathmandu to
“OF HORSES AND MEN”, Iceland/Germany 2013 81 mins
Dir: Benedikt Erlingsson
Iceland’s Oscar submission. A darkly funny,
inventive and very distinctive film set in a quirky horse-riding community in
stunning rural Iceland. Pondering the relationship between man and horse
Erlingsson depicts the struggles, romances and jealousies of key members of
this small community.
“Something truly and seductively strange” Robbie Collin, The Telegraph.
“Dirgelwch yr Ogof”, Wales. Cymru 2002
A Welsh adventure
drama is set in an 18th-Century world of smugglers around Cwmtydu on the
Cardiganshire coast. A story about the struggle for love and livelihood against
corrupt forces. Welsh language with English Subtitles
A SCREENING BY MENTER IAITH CASTELL NEDD PORT TALBOT – ADMISSION £FREE (with donations to charity)
PONTARDAWE FILM CLUB PRESENT A SERIES OF SILENT FILMS with LIVE MUSICAL ACCOMPANIMENT
From the dawn of the 20th century, featuring brand new scores especially commissioned by the Abertoir Horror Festival. Composed and performed by Paul Shallcross.
“La Légende Du Fantome”, France w Ffrainc (1908) 13 mins
A journey into the underworld - human lizards, grim reapers, demons and ghosts and a narrative that would baffle Einstein.
“Frankenstein”, USA w UDA (1910) 16mins
A fascinating landmark in film history as it was the first example of Mary Shelley’s classic novel ever to be put on film and features a terrifying creation scene that still astounds today.
A demonic magician performs a magic show in the depths of Hell itself, however his mistreatment of his female assistants incurs the wrath of a good spirit who starts to interfere. Some ground-breaking special effects are on display here, including miniature women in glass bottles and the prediction of the invention of the TV!
“The Jest”, UK
w DU (1921) 15mins
After his wife leaves him, an old man suffers for 40 years longing for her to return, until one day his fellow lodgers decide to play a vicious prank...
Aided by financial support from Film Hub
“LES BEAUX JOURS” / “BRIGHT DAYS AHEAD”, France 2013
PONTARDAWE FILM CLUB present A FEAST OF INDIAN FILM
CLWB FFILM PONTARDAWE yn cyflwyno GWLEDD O FFIL INDIAIDD
A sumptuous feast of film followed by a spread of delicious Indian themed delicacies from the Tamarind, Pontardawe.
Film Club Members £12, Non-members £15 (including catering.) Please book by 11th Nov.
1pm “Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India”, 2001 India 224 mins (PG)
Dir: Ashutosh Gowariker
Oscar nominated film set in the Victorian period of India’s Colonial British Raj. The story revolved around a small oppressed village. The inhabitants are challenges by an arrogant officer to a game of cricket to avoid paying their taxes.
2007 Canada 101mins
Dir: Richei Mehta
An aging billionaire bequeaths his estate to an autorickshaw driver. A modern day fable which questions the meaning of wealth and ultimately reveals that sometimes the poorest of men can be the richest.
“LE ROI ET L’OISEAU” / “THE KING AND THE MOCKINGBIRD”, France 1980
Dir: Paul Grimault
A tyrannical king is in love with the beautiful shepherdess in an artwork on his wall but she loves the chimneysweep in another of the king’s paintings. At night the paintings come to life and together the characters attempt to flee. Widely considered one of the best animated features of all time.
A completely immersive film. . emotionally gripping, anchored by a tremendously compelling performance by Tom Hardy, in this complex portrait of family life, ambition, morality and above all humanity.
FILM SPONSOR – Pontardawe